Discount Lodging in Portland – Patients who want to arrive the night before surgery or stay in town the night afterward can receive discounted room rates at The Comfort Inn Airport hotel is located off Interstate 95, about a mile from the Portland International Jetport and a mile from the Casco Bay Surgery office. It’s also a short walk to the Maine Mall. The hotel offers discounts to patients and their families and provides free shuttle service to and from appointments. Free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast. Visit their website or call for their local medical room rate (207-775-0409).
YourSurgery.com – An educational site about many different operations geared to the patient rather than the physician. Uses many diagrams and video clips. A general overview, however. Our surgeons may have slightly different approaches and opinions.
Maine Medical Center Weight & Wellness Program – This is a cooperative effort by Casco Bay Surgery and Maine Medical Center to provide patients with morbid obesity access to a multidisciplinary approach to obesity treatment, including advanced laparoscopic approaches to weight loss (bariatric) surgery.
Atlas of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – A great collection of upper & lower GI endoscopy photographs.
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) – Web site for the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. This organization has provided the main thrust for the advancement of minimally invasive surgery over the past two decades. It is directed mainly toward physicians, but there’s interesting and potentially useful stuff in there, including the society’s recommendations regarding hospital credentialing of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery and GI endoscopy.
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) – Web site for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. This group promotes standards for practicing GI endoscopy by both surgeons and gastroenterologists. Site has a patient information section.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) – This is the society for surgeons board certified in the practice of colon & rectal surgery. Comprehensive site with a nice patient information section.
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) – This site has a great review of the history of bariatric (weight loss) surgery, a calculator for Body-Mass Index (BMI), and other useful information. Also a good place to locate bariatric surgeons across the country, in case you need one while traveling or moving to a new area. The surgeon list is not a guarantee of a competent surgeon or program, but membership to this professional society is selective, based on a surgeon’s experience and commitment to bariatric surgery.
Maine Medical Center – Portland, Maine Web site from the state’s largest hospital. It has interesting information about some of southern Maine’s health programs. It also has a useful directory of all the physicians on staff at MMC and, therefore, most of the physicians in Portland.
General Surgery Residency Program at Maine Medical Center – Our surgeons are on the teaching staff at Maine Medical Center and have clinical appointments from the Tufts University College of Medicine. As part of our activities, we help train general surgery residents and Tufts-Maine Medical Center medical students.
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine – Licensing information about Maine physicians available to the public.